2019 BMW 7-Series vs. Its Competition

2019 BMW 7-Series (M760i)
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The BMW 7-Series is most often compared to the Mercedes-Benz S Class and Audi A8, which both offer their view of stately luxury.

The S-Class has a timeless style and attractive shape that’s more expressive than the 7-Series.

The A8 is loaded with more tech, and newer, but doesn’t offer a wide menu of powertrains—for now.

The Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ are on the outside looking in: Both offer impressive tech and refinement, but lack brand cachet.

The Porsche Panamera is the enthusiast pick; top trims offer more speed, power, and performance.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2019 BMW 7-Series is a flagship luxury sedan in the way they used to be: leather everywhere, big power, excellent options.
7.8
The 2019 Audi A8 plots out the course for next-level self-driving cars, and utilizes other technology to advance its luxury and connectivity.
7.0
The 2019 Jaguar XJ echoes British luxury sedans of yore, with big supercharged engines, a somewhat gaudy interior, and loads of elegant style.
7.4
Drivers may not find much to lust after in the 2019 Lexus LS, but it pampers like few other luxury sedans.
7.8
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class delivers effortless power, sublime handling, scads of safety features, and the incontrovertible impression of wealth, tastefully applied.
7.2
The 2019 Porsche Panamera leaves nothing on the table, in terms of performance, flexibility, and panache.
MSRP From     
$83,650N/A$75,700$75,450$91,250$86,300
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6N/AIntercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsN/ALarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
740i SedanN/AXJ R-Sport RWDLS 500 RWDS 450 SedanRWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A5554
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanN/ASedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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